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BBC Upholstery Expert Can Turn Your Old Furniture into Fashionable Masterpieces

If you’re about to throw out that shabby looking sofa, then why not upcycle it instead thanks to this incredible upholstery service in London?

A business created by upholstery expert, Sharon O’Connor, this special service can take even the most dowdy of old sofas and transform it into an on-trend masterpiece.

O’Connor trained with the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers and studied at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University after a career in fashion and is currently an expert for BBC’s Money for Nothing.

See: These Simple Upcycling Tips Will Help Your Cabinets Enjoy a New Lease Of Life

Vintage Upholstery Service

See: How to Upcycle Your Furniture by Adding Metallic Touches

To get the furniture upholster of you dreams, you simply submit a photo or an idea via the Vintique Upholstery website.

From there, O’Connor can provide an estimate of cost and fabric quantity followed by a design conversation in the studio.

“We specialise in working with customers to provide a luxury, bold and colourful re-imagination of a piece – and our expertise includes the renovation,as well as advising on fabric, colour schemes and cost,” O’Connor said.

“Plus, we can turn pieces around very quickly – often within a week.”

Vintage Upholstery Service

Of course, there are huge benefits to renovating, restoring and reviving existing furniture particularly in the eco-friendlier world in which we now live.

If you fancy having a go yourself instead, upcycling expert Stephanie Briggs shares her top advice on giving an old table a new lease of life with metallic paint and how to transform brown drawers into a unique vintage rose chest. 

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